Barbara Jordan is a fascinating person. Despite living in an age of racial intolerance, she managed to get a law degree, become the first African American woman to be elected to the Texas Senate, become the first African-American congresswoman elected in the South, and then captured the nation's attention with her passionate Watergate Speech. All of this before she was even 40! OTL, she was seriously considered as a potential running mate by Jimmy Carter. What if Jimmy Carter had chosen Jordan as her running mate? What if he then died in office in the middle of his term, bringing both a woman and an African American woman to the Presidency thirty years before Obama's ascent to the spotlight? Would Jordan again overcome adversity and push stronger legislation then Jimmy did OTL, becoming a second FDR? Or would she end facing the same racist backlash Obama did, be opposed by a more conservative Congress, and be consumed by the terrible environment that overwhelmed ol'Jimmy?